Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, A/ACNP-BC*
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My passion is to improve the health, quality of life, and outcomes of the most vulnerable populations in our health care system.
– Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, A/ACNP-BC*

Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, A/ACNP-BC*

Nurse Practitioner

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Board Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center,
Where I See Patients
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic - Durham, NC
My passion is to improve the health, quality of life, and outcomes of the most vulnerable populations in our health care system.
– Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP, A/ACNP-BC*
My Locations
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I have been a nurse at Duke for almost 30 years. I have been a nurse practitioner for 20 years in a variety of roles such as: primary care, geriatrics, research, and cardiology. My passion is to improve the health, quality of life, and outcomes of the most vulnerable populations in our health care system living with heart failure.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center,
Education
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Duke University School of Nursing, 2011
MS, Nursing, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University School of Nursing, 1994
Post-Masters Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Duke University School of Nursing, 1994
BS, Nursing, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1992
AS, Nursing, Western Piedmont Community College, 1985
Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, *American Nurses Credentialing Center
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research focuses on using nurse practitioners in new ways to deliver health care so they may improve access and quality for patients living with heart failure and other chronic illnesses.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.